Capitals raise championship banner as they open the season against the Bruins

Game #1  10/3   Boston at Washington

TV:  730pm  NBC Sports Network

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7

The Washington Capitals open up the season looking, well, just a little bit different. Notable departures  of  Jay Beagle, Alex Chiasson, Jakub Jerabek, Philipp Grubauer,  and head coach Barry Trotz would make anyone just a little worried. Beagle however is the only starter the Capitals lost. Washington will carry the same lineup and roster from last season for starters.

The only change, will be on the fourth line. Who opens up the season as the fourth line center? Will Nic Dowd play the fourth line center role? Will Chandler Stephenson drop down to the fourth line center role opening up a wing spot for Nathan Walker or Jayson Megna? How the team looks on game one, will most likely be different then how the team looks game 15 as roster adjustments will need to be made.

With the news that Tom Wilson has been suspended 20 games here are your starting lines for the Capitals tonight against the Bruins to open the season.

Ovechkin-kuznetsov-Connolly

Vrana-Backstrom-Oshie

Burakovsky-Eller-Stephenson

Walker-Dowd-D. Smith-Pelly

Orlov-Niskanen

Djoos-Carlson

Orpik-Bowey

Braden Holtby starts between the pipes for Washington.

 

Here are the Boston Bruins starting lines:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk-David Krejci-Danton Heinen

Ryan Donato-Sean Kuraly-David Backes

Joakim Nordstrom-Noel Acciari-Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara-Charlie McAvoy

John Moore-Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk-Kevan Miller

 

Tuukka Rask between the pipes for the Boston Bruins.

 

 

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